Dozens of furry friends found their forever home Saturday during the national 'Clear the Shelters' campaign.
Four shelters in East Tennessee participated with discounted rates for adoptions and other deals for pet owners to enjoy.
As of Saturday evening, both locations of Young Williams Animal Shelter had more than 35 animals adopted. At the Blount County Animal Shelter there were 22 animals adopted, Seven were adopted at the Monroe County Friends of Animals shelter, and dozens others at the Humane Society in Knoxville.
Marie Theurer and her daughter adopted a young coonhound mix puppy named Dexter.
"Right when I seen him, I knew we had to have him. He's just too cute and adorable and I knew we could make him a good home," Marie said.
There were plenty of puppies adopted and set aside for future adoptions on Saturday. One couple at the Humane Society decided to adopt another dog to add to their family.
"The dogs here need a good home and it's sad they get put to places like this and things happen to them, and I feel so sad for them, but I'm happy to help out and bring dogs home that are loving and kind and great dogs," the couple said.
Whether it was the tail wag, the puppy dog eyes or the sweet lick on a child's nose, it worked. Dozens of pets are no longer pound pals-- they are now part of families across East Tennessee.